The vehicle is thought to have clipped the bridge and taken evasive action leading to it overturning.
At noon two fire crews from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service alongside Nottinghamshire Police officers were at the scene manually unloading boxes of cooking oil from the articulated curtain-sider.
Recovery crews can’t start work on the vehicle until it’s empty.
No-one was seriously injured in the incident.
Fire crews also have the task of removing cooking oil and some diesel that was spilled from the lorry as it tipped over.
The road remains closed both ways. It’s likely to be for some time as a complex recovery takes place.
Traffic is heavy in the area not made easier by the four-way traffic lights at Kirk Lane – Loughborough Road junction at Ruddington.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said:
‘At 0952hrs crews from West Bridgford and London Road attended an RTC on the A606 Melton Road, Tollerton.
@westbridgfordwirenews A lorry hit the rail bridge on Melton Road in Tollerton and overturned this morning 3 November- police closed th road which remains closed at 12 noon There are no serious injuries The vehicle was loaded with cooking oil which has to be cleared from the carriageway Police and fire teams are manually unloading the lorry awaiting recovery teams. . More on the website #nottinghamshire #westbridgford #tollerton #fyp #foryoupage #notts #nottingham #nottinghamnews #police #ukpolice #policeuk #rushcliffe #bridgestrike ♬ original sound – West Bridgford Wire News
‘The incident involved an overturned HGV, the driver was taken into the care of EMAS. The road remains closed, please avoid the area.’
AA Roadwatch reports:
‘Road closed and queueing traffic due to rolled over truck on A606 Melton Road both ways between A52 Gamston Lings Bar Road (Wheatcroft Island) and Main Road. Congestion to routes around Ruddington, Gamston and Tollerton as traffic seeks an alternative.